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July 21st, 2016
LINCOLN — A Lincoln man who fell from a cliff on Mount Abraham on July 7 has died.
Matthew Dibley, 30, fell around 30 feet from a cliff near the West Vista Trail on Mount Abraham near the Lincoln Gap while hiking back to his car with a friend around dusk.
Let me be clear at the outset. It bothers me a great deal when I am lied to, by anyone. It upsets me even more, when our political leaders lie to the American people. Last week, James B. Comey, the head of the FBI told us that in her public remarks about her private email server, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made assertions that are not true. Evidently, she did send and receive emails on her private server that had been marked classified.
I always over pack. That sweatshirt I haven’t worn in three years — the one with the hole in the left sleeve? It comes with me every time.
My bulging suitcase barely accommodated the beloved item of clothing when I shoved it through the zippers about a month ago, on top of six mugs and more books than I bothered to count. I loaded everything into the back seat of my Honda Civic, bid adieu to my loving parents and hit the road.
Three candidates are seeking to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in the Aug. 9 primary. These candidates have quite different perspectives on how to perform the duties of the position.
House Speaker Shap Smith is perhaps the best known of the three Democrats. Smith’s candidacy is supported by many of his colleagues in the Legislature, as well as by senior figures in the Democratic mainstream around the state.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury police officers will soon be trained to administer Narcan to people they might encounter who are overdosing on opioids. Vergennes police are looking for resources to implement the same kind of program.
Emergency responders have successfully used Narcan to bring back, in some cases from the brink of death, folks suffering from the effects of a drug overdose.
SALISBURY — Kevin Bouchard-Hall of Wadhams, N.Y., shattered the bike course record on his way to winning Sunday’s men’s Vermont Sun Triathlon in 1:00.13. Donna Smyers of Adamant won the women’s race, held at Branbury State Park, in 1:12:46.
Cory Coffey of Vergennes was the top local finisher overall, taking sixth in the men’s race in 1:07:18 while winning his 35-39-year-old age group.
The Vermont Sun Triathlon starts with a 600-yard swim, followed by a 14-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.
VERGENNES — The host Vergennes Champs on Tuesday defeated their county rival Middlebury Swim Team, 298-171, in Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Vergennes won for the third time this summer, while MST remained with one victory heading into the teams’ final meets of the season, scheduled for this Thursday and next Tuesday.
The Champs will then host the CVSL championship meet on July 29 and 30.
I unreservedly support Robin Scheu to represent Middlebury in the state legislature. We will be fortunate to have someone such as Robin in our corner. To get things done we need doers, experienced team players, planners, people who have the patience and skill to look for the best way to accomplish their goals. Robin is all that and more.